Cannot update pfSense-core repo catalogue



  • As of late I've been seeing no updates available, despite running 2.4.4-RELEASE-p2. Looking into this, I see no packages listed under Package Manager -> Available Packages.

    Following some forum posts here and the docs, it seems I need to force update the repo data - however that is hanging indefinitely on 'Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue'

    /usr/local/sbin/pkg-static -d update -f 
    DBG(1)[98741]> pkg initialized
    Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
    DBG(1)[98741]> PkgRepo: verifying update for pfSense-core
    DBG(1)[98741]> PkgRepo: need forced update of pfSense-core
    DBG(1)[98741]> Pkgrepo, begin update of '/root/var/db/pkg/repo-pfSense-core.sqlite'
    DBG(1)[98741]> Fetch: fetching from: https://files00.netgate.com/pfSense_v2_4_5_amd64-core/meta.conf with opts "i"
    ^C
    

    It will just hang forever at Fetch, and so does trying curl manually from the router, however I can access and download meta.conf with no issues via a browser or curl from any other host. Trying to look into that, I find I am unable to even ping netgate.com from the router, but can successfully ping from any other host on the network.

    ping netgate.com
    PING netgate.com (208.123.73.73): 56 data bytes
    ping: sendto: No buffer space available
    ping: sendto: No buffer space available
    

    I'm not sure where to look next at this point.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Bad route maybe?

    Can pfSense itself access other sites directly? It's not showing a DNS error there.

    Steve


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